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Hole appears above HS2 Chiltern Tunnel
15 May, 2023
Investigations are under way after a surface hole appeared above an HS2 tunnel in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.
HS2 trials dual-fuel piling rig
28 April, 2023
HS2 has installed four 30m-deep piles on a London site using a hydrogen dual-fuel piling rig.
HS2 confirms work on Euston Tunnel on hold
18 April, 2023
HS2 Ltd has confirmed that tunnelling to London’s Euston Station terminus has been deferred.
HS2 delay and Euston revisions will add costs, says NAO
27 March, 2023
The government’s two-year pause on parts of HS2 will create additional costs and a potential higher price overall, according to the public spending watchdog.
SCS Monitoring after HS2 foam pool appears
21 February, 2023
Tunnelling on HS2 was halted for around two hours on Saturday after a pool of foam appeared above the TBM in Ruislip.
Norwegian Tunnels Stats Update: 2022
21 February, 2023
Data from the latest annual update on tunnelling activity in Norway show an uptick in excavation and well as some changes in who is doing the most work
HS2 partners with Build UK for Open Doors 2023
11 January, 2023
HS2 is partnering with Build UK, an organisation representing more than 40% of the UK construction industry, to support the Open Doors 2023 programme.
Ken Spiby awarded James Clark Medal
27 December, 2022
The British Tunnelling Society has chosen Ken Spiby as recipient of the James Clark Medal for his major contributions to the industry
Skanska signs Rogfast tunnel contract
12 December, 2022
Skanska has signed a contract with the Norwegian Road Authority to build a subsea tunnel for Norway’s E39 Rogfast project.
HS2 exceeds diesel-free site target
07 December, 2022
HS2 is now operating 10 diesel-free sites, exceeding the project’s original target of one diesel-free site in 2022.
HS2’s 2.7km spoil conveyor starts operation
23 November, 2022
A 2.7km (1.7 mile) network of conveyors has begun operating in West London, and will move more than five million tonnes of spoil excavated for the construction of HS2.
HS2 announces winners of competition to drive best practice
14 November, 2022
HS2 Ltd has announced this year’s winners of a competition to share insight from the UK’s largest construction project with the wider infrastructure industry.
National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November, 2022
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.
Design and construction of a cavern in downtown LA
31 October, 2022
Christoph Eberle reports on the BTS March evening meeting where Carlos Herranz, Tunnel Design Manager at Mott MacDonald, discussed the design and construction by sequential excavation of LA Metro’s largest underground cavern.
Second HS2 TBM begins journey under London
28 October, 2022
Skanska Costain Strabag JV (SCS JV) has launched the second TBM to build tunnels under London for HS2.
HS2 celebrates as first giant London tunnelling machine is switched on
07 October, 2022
HS2 Ltd today celebrated the start of the next phase of tunnelling on the enormous infrastructure project, launching the first of six tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will dig over 26 miles of tunnels under the capital.
26 September, 2022
Extensive tunnelling on HS2 also features major shaft construction works at many locations
HS2 uses F1 technology to reduce carbon emissions
22 August, 2022
HS2 is trialling technology developed for Formula 1 (F1) motorsport to cut fuel consumption, carbon emissions and improve air quality at one of its London construction sites.
Research to reduce carbon in SCL
03 August, 2022
Research recently complete on low carbon sprayed concrete (LCSC), including work for HS2,is summarised by participants Chris Peaston of Peaston Concrete Consultancy, Chris Goodier, Sergio Cavalaro and Zhi Hu of Loughborough University, Michael Sataya of Arup, Stuart Manning of Shotcrete Services, and John Reddy of Ecocem
Going green at high-speed
03 August, 2022
Concrete use on UK’s HS2 rail project is speeding advances in construction sustainability. Report by Patrick Reynolds